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Hale \Hale\ (h[=a]l or h[add]l; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haled (h[=a]ld or h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Haling.] [OE. halen, halien; cf. AS. holian, to acquire, get. See Haul.] To pull; to drag; to haul. See Haul.

Easier both to freight, and to hale ashore.

As some dark priest hales the reluctant victim.


vb. (en-past of: hale)

Usage examples of "haled".

Oh, the king would have haled them down and slain them root and branch, had he dared--or so my grandfather said.

Be mindful, dragon folk, too, wish the foul sorcerer haled down, and all his ilk.

Then his soldiers came to take me prisoner, though I slew a dozen of them--I was no child then, but a man grown, though very young--and haled me here, to the king's throne room, there to transform me into a shape that my countrymen would never honor as a king.

They received him readily, and haled him away across the moist grass just touched in the hollows with rime.

Hard fingers encircled his arm and haled him out of the room, and he went like one in a dream, unable to resist but ready for some treacherous pitfall to open under his feet at every step.

On the morrow their own ship would be haled to the dock, and their steeds and goods unladed .

But the three had barely begun transferring their load when they were haled away agitatedly by Brother Richard to help carry out from the church, or set at a safe height within, some of the abbey’s threatened treasures.

On the fourth day, lame and sore, scarcely able to see, so closed were his eyes, he was haled from his bunk by the nape of the neck and set to his duty.

I have seen Harrison called from his bunk to put properly away a misplaced paintbrush, and the two watches below haled from their tired sleep to accompany him and see him do it.